Starvation Box [Import]
(Australia - Import)
Sydney's Backsliders - founding member and guitarist/ vocalist Dom Turner and 'new' drummer/percussionist Rob Hirst (of Midnight Oil fame: he's been a Backsliders for only 10 of the band's 25 year existence) return after a long absence with their new album. Recorded in another former Midnight Oil member Jim Moginie's studio, Starvation Box is an affectionate nod the band's past heroes containing five covers of past greats including Lead Belly, Robert Johnson and blues mandolin elder statesman and another key Backsliders influence, Yank Rachell. The album title is based on the story that Lead Belly's father used to call his son's guitar a starvation box.